Carl E. Danielson, the proprietor of an up to date general store in Swedeburg, was born in Virserun, Sweden,
March 7, 1867, a son of Daniel Gustaf and Cirica Samuelson. His education was received in the common schools and
he continued upon the home farm until he reached the age of eighteen years. Subsequently he was employed in a cabinet
shop until he was twenty one years old.
Mr. Danielson then came to the United States by way of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Hull and Liverpool, England. He
left Gothenburg on the 13th of April, 1888, and arrived in New York on the 1st of May. He made his way to Galesburg,
Illinois, where he spent some time in visiting, and then removed to Omaha, Nebraska, whence he came to Saunders
county. For two years he was employed by Ed Lindgren. He continued his education by attending Luther College at
Wahoo during three winters, while in the summers he worked for contractors, being in the employ of Scott &
Company of Wahoo for one year and of Joseph & Groff for three years. At the end of that time he made a trip
to the Pacific coast, after which he went to Kansas City, where he was employed for about three months. He was
next in Sioux City, Iowa, and was connected with the Miller Clothing Company of that place for three years, after
which he went to Omaha and entered the employ of the Nebraska Clothing Company, with which he remained for a similar
length of time.
Mr. Danielson then started a grocery store in Omaha, which he conducted for seven and a half years, but in the
spring of 1909 he came to Swedeburg, where he has since been engaged in general merchandising. He carries a well
selected line of goods and the neatness and order with which the stock is arranged adds greatly to the attractiveness
of the store. He is thoroughly up to date in his methods and has gained a well deserved and gratifying patronage.
He erected the building in which the store is located and is recognized as a substantial business man. His success
is more noteworthy in that he began his career without capital and has at all times been dependent solely upon
his own efforts.
On the 17th of October, 1900, Mr. Danielson was united in marriage to Miss Selma Nelson, also a native of Sweden
and a daughter of Nels Johnson. When fourteen years of age she came to the United States and made her home with
a sister, Mrs. Nels Eliason, for a time. Mr. and Mrs. Danielson have two sons and a daughter: Rudolph, who is now
attending school in Wahoo; Violet H. N., and Ragnar, both of whom are attending school in Swedeburg.
Mr. Danielson gives his political allegiance to the republican party but has never sought office. His religious
faith is that of the Swedish Lutheran church and his cooperation can be depended upon in movements seeking the
welfare of his community along moral as well as business and commercial lines.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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